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Stroud Times understands that the Stroud News and Journal building has been sold after a previous sale fell through.

Hunters Estate Agents have listed the office on Lansdown Road as sold subject to contract with a guide price of £425,000.

The building was earmarked to become a music studio, before the previous buyer pulled out.

The building had been the home of the Stroud Journal (founded in 1854) since 1868 and became the Stroud News and Journal in 1957 when it amalgamated with the Stroud News, owned by Dursley-based Bailey Newspaper Group.

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The Stroud News and Journal office in Lansdown.

Bailey Newspaper Group was bought by Newscom in 1997, and later sold to Newsquest Media Group in 2000, owned by the American mass media holding company Gannett. Production and printing was moved from Dursley to Newport in South Wales.

The building is also home to reporters covering the Wilts and Glos Standard and Gloucestershire Gazette, those offices having also been sold. The reception area has been closed to the public since 2020.

In a message to SNJ readers last year, regional editor Stephanie Preece said: “We are as committed as ever to reporting on all of the stories that matter to the people of Stroud and surrounding valleys.

“We are on the hunt to find something that is more current for our fantastic team, whilst considering the environment and allowing a new owner the opportunity to fully utilise this beautiful building and space.”

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